Who Wants a Degree In Homemaking
Are you confused about gender roles. Do you need help understanding your place in the world. Do you believe that dinosaurs are made up. Are you concerned that your children might believe scientific facts, such as humans come from monkeys.
If this describes you, then we have the solution. It is called turn off your brain and read the good book. Ok, that last line was a little unfair. For more on the story read below.
Southwestern Baptist, one of the nation’s largest Southern Baptist seminaries, is introducing a new academic program in homemaking as part of an effort to establish what its president calls biblical family and gender roles.
It will offer a bachelor of arts in humanities degree with a 23-hour concentration in homemaking. The program is only open to women.
Coursework will include seven hours of nutrition and meal preparation, seven hours of textile design and “clothing construction,” three hours of general homemaking, three hours on “the value of a child,” and three hours on the “biblical model for the home and family.”
Seminary officials say the main focus of the courses is on hospitality in the home – teaching women interior design as well as how to sew and cook. Women also study children’s spiritual, physical and emotional development.
Yet the program is raising eyebrows among some Southern Baptists, who say a degree concentration in how to be a Christian housewife is not useful, and a waste of seminary resources.